A ski-tourer and split boarder triggered a persistent slab avalanche while ascending above Pharaoh Lake. Both were caught and partially buried. One person was able to extricate themselves and their partner, then obtained assistance from another party who were able to summon assistance via personal location devices. A Parks Canada Visitor Safety team evacuated the injured person who later succumbed to injuries in hospital.
Precipitation Type & Intensity
Weather Comment: Nearest weather station temperature was about -4 at time of incident.